Strong Social Distancing Measures In The United States Reduced The COVID-19 Growth Rate

This study evaluated the impact of social distancing measures on the growth rate of confirmed COVID-19 cases across US counties between March 1, 2020 and April 27, 2020.  The study predicted that COVID-19 spread would have been 10 times greater—meaning 10 million more cases—by Apr 27 without shelter-in-place orders. The study also found that without additional measures such as event bans, school closures, and closures of other venues such as restaurants and gyms, COVID-19 spread would have been 35 times greater, potentially resulting in 35 million more cases.

Estimated Demand for US Hospital Inpatient and Intensive Care Unit Beds for Patients With COVID-19 Based on Comparisons With Wuhan and Guangzhou, China

This study compared inpatient and intensive care unit utilization in both Wuhan and Guangzhou to the United States. This study suggests strict disease control strategies should be implemented early to mitigate the demand for inpatient and intensive care unit beds during a coronavirus disease 2019 outbreak.